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Project Manager Sap

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
October 27, 2016

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Executive IT Leader with broad business and diverse industry knowledge and domestic and international experience. Proven track record of developing and executing business aligned IT strategies and solutions and delivering optimal results. Skilled in day to day leadership of the IT department, business process redesign, infrastructure management, outsourcing and cost containment/reduction. Demonstrated success in executing technology strategy to drive competitive advantage and profitability. Core competencies include:

Result-Driven Delivery

Acquisition Integration

Project Management

Strategic Planning

P&L Management

SAP Implementation


MERIDIAN PARTNERS, LLC, Miami Beach FL 2016 – Present

VP of Client Services

VP of Client Services responsible for planning, coordinating, and supervising all activities related to the design, development, maintenance and implementation of SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) applications. Sales and marketing support for software and services on premise and cloud solutions (SAP ERP, SAP ByDesign, SuccessFactors, Ariba).

LEWIS ENERGY GROUP. San Antonio, TX 2015 – 2016

Senior Manager Information Technology

Accountable as SAP solutions architect for all aspects of the systems design and implementation for an Oil and Gas company.

Successfully completed blueprint for the implementation of SAP ECC 6.00 including FI/CO, SD, MM, PS, PP, JVA, PRA and Security. Additional modules included Solution Manager, OpenText VIM, GRC, PO/PI, HP QC and Ariba.

Supervised and managed internal resources and external consultants in the areas of Basis, Development/Conversion and Security.

Negotiated various agreements including the Statement or Work with the principal system integrator and ancillary agreements with software and service providers.

Provided post implementation support and project management for the Colombia subsidiary.

MERIDIAN PARTNERS, LLC, Miami Beach FL 2013 – 2015

VP Commercial Services and Director SAP Consulting

Responsible for configuration of SAP finance and purchasing modules, SAP Basis management, security, issue resolution and post implementation support for various clients. Sales and marketing support.

Successfully completed the implementation of SAP ECC 6.0 for a US based Short Line Railroad. Phase 1 of the project included FI/CO, MM, Security and ABAP development. Phase 2 of the project included HR, Benefits and US Payroll. Negotiated Basis support agreement.

Successfully completed the implementation of SAP ECC 6.0 for a FL based Manufacturer and Distribution company. Project scope includes FI/CO, SD, MM, QM, PP, Security and ABAP development. The project also includes the deployment of Direct Store Delivery devices with integration to SAP SD. Participated in the negotiations for both the IT Infrastructure and Basis support agreements.

Provide SAP ECC 6.0 post implementation support and project management for the Colombia subsidiary of a US based Oil & Gas Company. Successfully completed a Database Migration from Unix/MaxDB to Windows/SQL.

Client Partner for successful SAP ByDesign implementation for the Mexico subsidiary of a leading US transportation/logistics company.

IT Infrastructure consulting and support.

RailAmerica, Inc., Jacksonville, FL 2008 – 2012

Vice President of IT and AVP of IT 2011 – 2012

Director of SAP 2008 – 2010

Drove business strategy for all aspects of Information Technology including infrastructure, revenue applications, SAP ERP, business intelligence and telecommunications. Provided leadership for 14 in house staff and 18+ contracted professionals with a $5.4MM annual operating budget and a $4.4MM capital budget. The infrastructure included over 40+ locations across North America serving over 1,800 users with 800+ desktops and laptops, 1,700 wireless devices and 200+ physical and virtual servers located in 2 datacenters.

Managed the $1.6MM technology infrastructure split of 2 railroad companies including active directory, email, servers (physical and virtual), storage, data centers and phone systems.

Developed and implemented a Time and Attendance system integrated with SAP Payroll. Delivered an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system with Biometrics integrated into the SAP Time module which automated time collection and overtime, vacation and other guarantee time calculations. The implementation resulted in a reduction of labor costs of over $1.3 MM per year.

Led completion of infrastructure deployment for a new company wide revenue system (RMI). Project included: deployment of kiosk PC, wireless connected tablets, wide area network or internet connection; replacement/upgrade to the customer service CISCO telephone system; and the design, development and testing of an account receivable/revenue SAP/RMI interface.

Implemented a Telecom Expense Management system consolidating wireless, landlines, wide area network and long distance expenses under a single outsource provider. Combined with a new expense management process, realized a companywide telecom expense decrease of over $300K per year.

Negotiated numerous hardware, software, service and telecom agreements including Microsoft, CISCO, SAP, SAS, Commvault, Halogen, AT&T, Verizon and TWT. Renegotiation of Microsoft Enterprise Agreement resulted in $350K of savings over 3 years.

Sponsored numerous SAP 6.0 related business improvement projects including the implementation of Collections and Dispute Resolution, Business Warehouse and Business Planning and Consolidation, New General Ledger, Employee Self Service and new Tax Depreciation books. The projects resulted in a reduction of accounts receivable days outstanding, more accurate and faster budgeting and forecasting, IFRS compliance and a $42M taxable income reduction.

Deployed the technology integration for 3 railroad company acquisitions including the technology infrastructure, revenue systems, SAP ERP, business intelligence and telecommunications.

MERIDIAN PARTNERS, LLC, Miami Beach FL 2007 – 2008

Director SAP Public Sector Consulting

Managed day to day SAP Help Desk for a regional governmental agency including requests and enhancements projects for Finance, Purchasing, Plant Maintenance, Project System and HR /Payroll. Lead testing for SAP ERP 2004 to ERP 6.0 technical upgrade.

RAILAMERICA, INC., Boca Raton, FL 2002 – 2007

Director of SAP

Responsible for all aspects of SAP ERP management and support including functional configuration, server infrastructure, Basis support, ABAP development and security design to support the business strategy for the accounting, purchasing, human resource and payroll departments. Provided leadership for 5 in house staff and 3+ contracted professionals with a $1.3MM annual operating budget and 200+ users in the US and Canada.

Completed a 9 month $1.4MM SAP 4.6c to ERP 6.0 technical upgrade which included a database migration from Unix/Oracle to Windows/SQL, an upgrade of the Virsa tools to SAP GRC 5.3 and the virtualization of the entire SAP server landscape. Completed on schedule and 7% under budget.

Negotiated a 3 year remote SAP Basis support agreements including a server hardware refresh and in-hosting migration which resulted in a 68% reduction in monthly support costs.

Implemented the initial Virsa/SAP Segregation of Duty software Compliance Calibrator, Firefighter and Access Enforcer which provided real-time security workflow/compliance. Completed on time and on budget.

Developed and deployed all SAP IT related SOX compliance help desk, change management and security policies and procedures in accordance with Sarbanes Oxley requirements. Completed all IT SOX audits with no material or significant deficiencies.

Effectively accomplished the implementation and divestiture of 12+ railroad companies in SAP.

Provided leadership as steering committee member and led SAP staff supporting the implementation of the SAP human resource, benefits and payroll modules for the US and Canada covering 30+ locations and over 1,400 hourly and salaried employees.

PATAGON.COM (a subsidiary of Grupo Santander), Miami Beach, FL 2000 – 2001

SAP Project Manager

Accountable for the implementation of SAP 4.6c finance, purchasing and human resources for an online financial services company in the US and Latin America. Provided leadership for 2 in house staff and 6+ contracted professionals with a budget of $2.5MM. Responsibilities included full life cycle management of the project including negotiation of software licensing, consulting services and Basis support agreements.

Completed the SAP deployment in 1 year for 60+ users and 20+ companies and subsidiaries in the US, Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil, Chile and Argentina. Management included day to day administration, budget, status reporting, Basis installation/ infrastructure and ABAP development. Other responsibilities included design, configuration of SAP finance and purchasing, testing and ABAP program specifications development and testing.

Designed, configured and tested security roles for the finance, purchasing and human resources modules.

Developed overall training strategy, curriculum, and course schedule; delivered SAP overview and finance training in the general ledger, account receivable, accounts payable and cost center modules.

PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS LLP., Long Island, NY and Philadelphia, PA 1998 – 1999

Team Leader/Senior Consultant

Responsible for configuration of SAP and management of consulting and client staff. SAP instructor responsible for training of 60+ new consulting and client staff.

Completed full life cycle implementation (design/configuration/testing) of SAP accounts payable, asset management and invoice verification for 2 companies of a leading provider of mobile computing and communications systems.

Developed accounts payable, asset management and capital appropriation process and training materials for end-users. In addition provided post-implementation support for purchasing, accounts payable and asset management.

Delivered as PwC SAP Partner Academy Finance Instructor finance overview, general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable and asset management training; developed finance course materials, review questionnaires, students exercises and special subject material such as Delta change information and U.S. specific configuration.

ACER LATIN AMERICA INC. (a subsidiary of the Acer Group), Miami, FL 1996 – 1998

IT Project Manager & Acting IT Director

Accountable for the implementation of SAP 3.0 finance, sales and distribution, purchasing and production planning for the Latin American distribution subsidiary of a leading Taiwanese computer manufacturer. Provided leadership for 6 in house staff and 7+ contracted professionals with a budget of $8MM. Responsibilities included full life cycle management of the project including negotiation of software licensing and consulting services.

Completed on time and in budget the SAP deployment of 3 companies for 45+ users in the US subsidiaries. Management included day to day administration, budget, status reporting, Basis installation/ infrastructure and ABAP development. Additional responsibilities included design, configuration and testing of SAP finance and ABAP program specifications development and testing.

Provided leaderships as Acting IT Director the planning and administration of US based Information Technology assets, including systems maintenance, infrastructure, telecommunications and helpdesk. Managed a staff of 25 including SAP and IT.


Platinum Software Corporation Boca Raton, FL

Financial Systems Consultant (Latin America Division) 1994 to 1995

Master Foods Interamerica Bayamon, PR

(An International Company of Mars, Incorporated) 1993 to 1994

Inventory Control Analyst

Arthur Andersen & Co. San Juan, PR

Senior Auditor (Consultant) 1989 to 1993



Washington D.C

Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting


Celebration, FL

Certified Integrator for mySAP Public Sector Solution


Fluent in Spanish.

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